Articles by Simon Weschle

11 2021

How second jobs change MPs’ behaviour in parliament

Simon Weschle
The UK government is embroiled in a sleaze scandal after a Conservative Member of Parliament was found to have lobbied for a company in which he held a second job. Simon Weschle argues that these jobs have systematic consequences for how legislators behave in parliament — some problematic, some not
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Simon Weschle
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Simon studies democratic representation and accountability, and factors that impede it.

His book Money in Politics is forthcoming in 2022 with Cambridge University Press.

Follow him on Twitter @simonweschle

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